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Old 09-29-2016, 03:10 AM   #31
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Yeah, we are planning on getting a 5'er in about 3 or 4 years down the road but my truck can do what we get, my payload is 3,300 lbs and my towing is 15,650.

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:20 AM   #32
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Big1, well, that is one heck of a truck you have... I didn't realize they were up to that towing capability.. When I bought my truck I only went with 373 gears because we were only towing our horse trailer very little.. we didn't have a TT, but even with the TT we have I don't even know it is behind me other than up steep hills and the RPMs, but it seems to be built for it... I'm really happy with what we have right now!

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Old 09-29-2016, 06:08 AM   #33
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If you do decided to get the Duramax and plan on upgrading to a bigger trailer in the future, just get the 3500 duramax. The '16 2500 can't tow very many 5'ers out there due to their payload.

A gasser will do the job to tow your current TT, but look ahead. I traded my 1500 gasser 1500 to a GMC Duramax to tow my TT and I don't even know it's there going up and down the hills in NE. As for fuel, I'm spending about the same as I did with my gasser, I get better MPG while towing with the duramax as well
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:12 AM   #34
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OP, So what's the verdict, now that you have the pro's and con's?
Dear Pros,
I want to THANK YOU all for your experienced and balanced advice. As Crabman said, this topic can be devisive, but everyone gave their input in a civil manner and it REALLY helped!
So, I ended up purchasing a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD with the 6.0L gas and 4.10 rear end. It's a lot of truck, but fits in the garage(!) and my wife can drive it too. She wanted the diesel, I wanted the 1500, so with everything considered, the 2500 gasser should do the job. GMC's incentives were hard to ignore as well.

Thanks again for your quick and helpful responses! Enjoy your Jaycos and the great outdoors.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:14 AM   #35
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Congrats! Great decision. I don't think you'll be disappointed in the least.

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:26 AM   #36
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by mwilder View Post
So, I ended up purchasing a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD with the 6.0L gas and 4.10 rear end. It's a lot of truck, but fits in the garage(!) and my wife can drive it too. ........snip
Great choice, and the 2500HD 6.0L drivetrain will serve you well.

I had an '02' 2500HD 6.0L for 14 years and went with a new 2016 2500HD 6.0L this past spring. Diesel had been my initial consideration for the last couple of years, but at the end of the day the gasser would meet my present and future towing needs.

My Eagle TT weighs in at 8,500lbs (1,300lb tongue weight) and the 2500HD 6.0L drivetrain performs just fine.

Take the time to re-adjust and dial-in your WDH with the new TV, it will enhance your towing experience.

CAT scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html


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Old 09-29-2016, 06:35 PM   #38
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I run a chevy 2500 gasser. I have owned both gas and diesel. If you are pulling over 11K I would look at the diesel. Your setup is fine with gas. If you plan in the future to step up the weight go diesel.

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Old 09-29-2016, 06:54 PM   #39
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with your current setup and with 4:10 gears, you simply have enough pulling power for that rig. why go spend more money on overkill.. yes if you plan on bigger down the road then yes plan on a diesel but until then enjoy your setup and get your camp on...

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